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Dan Liljenquist: Charter schools provide options, competition in education system

After UEA President Sharon Gallagher-Fishbaugh’s op-ed on Utah's charter schools, fact-checking is in order.

Richard Davis: What is our society turning to — Bedford Falls or Pottersville?

Thinking of the classic film "It's A Wonderful Life" and the George Bailey and Henry Potter characters, I I sometimes wonder if our society hasn’t adopted Potter’s values, too, and... Read more »

Aug. 19, 2015

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Drew Clark: Stepping up our game and strategically planning for future growth

Our state will miss an opportunity unless our universities step up their game and get involved in finding ways to meet the needs associated with new growth and development that is and will continue... Read more »

Aug. 19, 2015

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Jay Evensen: Can Salt Lake really support a convention hotel?

Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams believes a hotel would attract shows large enough to spill over to many other hotels, as well. The next round of bidding may be the last chance to prove it. Read more »

Aug. 19, 2015

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My view: Political profiting linked to unrestrained pollution

We should stand against unwise and harmful actions that have allowed unrestrained pollution in the course of rushing to profit. We must develop clean and new energy sources. Read more »

Aug. 19, 2015

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My view: New bill could prevent newborn tragedies

A little knowledge and simple tools in the hands of the local midwife can save mothers and their precious newborns. Read more »

Aug. 18, 2015

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Lois M. Collins: Helping teens write new chapter after a mistake

He dropped out of school at 16. Now 17, he wants to fix it, but can't quite figure out how. It's an example of poor judgment — the hallmark of a still-developing brain — that might... Read more »

Aug. 18, 2015

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Kathleen Parker: The end of summer provides much needed time to think

August, often viewed as the end of things — summer, vacation, camp and children underfoot — marks for Washingtonians the arrival of peace. The usual, rapid chatter becomes a low, slow hum. Read more »

Aug. 17, 2015

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John Hoffmire: Winning war on poverty demands shifting focus to fighting unemployment

In his first State of the Union address, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared “unconditional war on poverty in America.” That was over 50 years ago and this war is not over. The... Read more »

Aug. 17, 2015

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David Blankenhorn: Maimed economic structures use scholarly research to induce social blindness

We should be ashamed to live in a society where public expertise is largely shaped by and for private interests. We should refuse to grant the people who help to cause the problem the nearly... Read more »

Aug. 17, 2015

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George F. Will: A nation encrusted with unspoken federal subsidies

To understand why a whaling museum subsidy doesn't exist anymore and a mohair subsidy continues is to understand how American government functions. And why James Madison, whose flinty realism is... Read more »

Aug. 16, 2015

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Plenty of politics popping in the dog days of summer

We’re in the dog days of summer, but plenty of politics are popping. Our insights are worth what you pay, so here’s about a nickel’s worth. Read more »

Aug. 16, 2015

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My view: It takes a special type of school to get invited into Pac-12

It is common knowledge that the University of Utah was invited a few years ago to be a member of the Pac-12 athletic conference. My purpose is to explain what this means beyond the obvious ramp-up... Read more »

Aug. 16, 2015

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Michael & Jenet Erickson: Organ harvesting controversy deserves our attention, discussion

Abortion is a topic we would all prefer to avoid. But if we do not talk about it now, then when? Read more »

Aug. 16, 2015

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Alon Ben-Meir: Syrian catastrophe and the world's deafening silence

The word tragic has often been used to describe the civil war in Syria, but it is a pale description of the raging madness on the ground. The bloodletting and massive destruction that has swept the... Read more »

Aug. 16, 2015

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John Florez: Summer school taught patriotism, love, faith

To this day, when I hear a John Philip Sousa march, my patriotism comes alive. It brings back fond memories I learned during my childhood summers at Salt Lake City's Catholic Guadalupe Mission School. Read more »

Aug. 15, 2015

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Charles Krauthammer: It's time to analyze Presidential Racing Form, third edition

Both presidential nomination contests having been scrambled by recent events — the FBI taking control of Hillary Clinton's private email server and a raucous, roiling GOP debate — the... Read more »

Aug. 14, 2015

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Michael Gerson: Government still hunting for miracle on global warming

If the goal — as some scientists urge — is an 80 percent reduction in carbon emissions by 2050, then it will be necessary "to reduce emissions from transportation and electrical... Read more »

Aug. 14, 2015

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A. Scott Anderson: Herbert takes on ambitious NGA agenda on federalism

In becoming chairman of the National Governors Association, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert selected as his initiative the bold, important and ambitious topic of federalism, which concerns the very nature... Read more »

Aug. 14, 2015

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My view: EPA has outgrown its original purpose

The release from the Colorado mine was caused by EPA employees; have they been fired? Or is EPA director Gina McCarthy’s acceptance of responsibility covering them also? Read more »

Aug. 14, 2015

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Jay Evensen: New prison site scuttles years of dreams by SLC leaders

Wetlands and shifting soils kept Salt Lake City from attracting development west of the airport. Now those things will become the state's problems. Read more »

Aug. 13, 2015

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My view: Rural hospitals depend on 340B drug pricing program

There are state and federal programs established to assist our centers, such as the Medicare 340B drug pricing program that allows our hospitals to purchase certain drugs at a substantially... Read more »

Aug. 13, 2015

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Dan Liljenquist: Anticipated result of Obama's Iran nuclear deal seems to be war and no peace

With this one-sided nuclear deal with Iran, Obama is not trying to prevent war with Iran or even prevent its acquisition of a nuclear weapon; he is washing his hands of the Middle East. Read more »

Aug. 13, 2015

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Jay Evensen: Voting by mail — when did we decide democracy should be low-tech?

The future is all about pencils and paper. What in the name of hanging chads is going on here? Read more »

Aug. 12, 2015

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Richard Davis: What it means to me to be pro-life

I believe 'pro-life' means that when we balance a woman’s right to choose with human life, we tip the scales more towards life. But pro-life to me includes far more — it also means... Read more »

Aug. 12, 2015

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My view: Chapter 9: Bipartisan effort to give Puerto Rico a fair shot

While efforts to bring structural reforms to Puerto Rico can be fruitful, they will fall short if Puerto Rico is not able to reorganize its public corporations under the orderly process of Chapter 9. Read more »

Aug. 12, 2015

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